Characters / A Song Of Ice And Fire House Baratheon

This is a listing of members of House Baratheon who appear in the Fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. Visit here for the main character index.

For the main Stormlands entry, see here.

House Baratheon of Storm's End
"Ours Is The Fury"
Baratheon House Wordsnote 

The current royal house. A house with a tradition of being aggressive, they rule the stormy eastern coast. Their brutal treatment at the hands of Aerys the Mad made them the first to rise in rebellion against the Targaryens. The impregnable castle Storm's End is their seat. The Baratheon sigil is a crowned black stag inherited from their Durrandon predecessors. The Baratheons are the youngest of the Great Houses (not counting the freshly-minted Great House Baelish, which is only four generations old), and the house's founder may have been the bastard half-brother of Aegon Targaryen I. Robert's legal claim to the throne is through his paternal grandmother Rhaelle Targaryen, daughter of Aegon V. Their members have black hair and blue eyes.

The Baratheons claimed Storm's End from the Storm Kings of House Durrandon when the aforementioned Orys Baratheon defeated King Argilac Durrandon "The Arrogant" during the Wars of Conquest and married his daughter Argella. Orys then adopted both the sigil and the words of the Durrandons as his own. During the current era, the House is divided into three branches following the coronation of King Robert; his branch is the House Baratheon of King's Landing, Stannis leads the House Baratheon of Dragonstone and Renly leads the House Baratheon of Storm's End.

House Baratheon characters are yet to be featured as POV characters in A Song of Ice and Fire, though they are prominently featured in the story.

Cadet branches of House Baratheon:

Precursors to House Baratheon

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  • Badass: Not always, but the most notable members have been proud and powerful warriors.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Robert marrying into the Lannisters and Stannis with the Florents certainly does not help.
  • Blood Knight: The Baratheons are known for producing great warriors and generals and for their belligerence.
  • Blue Blood: House Baratheon is basically House Durrandon with a different name and the current royal family.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Most Baratheons note  fall under this trope (even Stannis, who is unique in his soberness and lack of joviality about it). The most notable Baratheons use the Nikita Kruschev method of diplomacy of drinking their foes stupid until they make them their friends.
  • Book Ends: Regarding the Targaryens. The Baratheons both served to place them in power and later caused their eventual defeat and exile.
  • Byronic Hero: Robert, Stannis, and Renly, each to varying degrees and with different results.
  • The Clan: A spread-out and hardly communicating with each other kind, but... yes.
  • Color-Coded Characters: All Baratheons are supposed to have the trademark black hair and blue eyes; these traits, or lack thereof, are one of the main plot points of the story.
  • Color Motif: The Black in Gold represents the Baratheon's dark side beneath their shiny exterior.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Originally the Number Two to the Targaryens.
    • One could say they were The Dragon to the dragons.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. They tend to be difficult to reason with, so their stubbornness causes headaches for themselves and others.
  • Divided We Fall: Three ways. At least. (And, that's even if you don't count people who nominally work for some factions as part of the "House".)
    • It should be pointed out that there's rarely ever been more than one male Baratheon in a generation. The last time there were two, the younger son joined the Kingsguard.
  • Dysfunction Junction: The combined psychological and relationship issues among the individuals makes for a lot of miscommunication and barrier-building. It's the downside to having many big and stubborn personalities in the same room.
  • Freudian Trio
    • Robert (Ego): His will (when he bothered to) as the only thing that kept his brother's ambitions in check.
    • Renly (Id): Indulged his whims and made a bad situation worse by grabbing the crown instead of doing his brotherly duty.
    • Stannis (Superego): Lives and breathes duty even when he doesn't want to.
  • History Repeats: The Baratheons have made a habit of marching off to war after being spurned out of arranged marriages. Orys killed Argillac the Arrogant after the latter chopped a man's hands off over a proposed betrothal to Argillac's daughter; Lyonel the Laughing Storm rose up in revolt against Aegon the Unlikely after Prince Duncan broke his own betrothal to Lyonel's daughter to marry his lover Jenny of Oldstones; Robert deposed the Targaryens and took the Iron Throne for himself after Prince Rhaegar abducted Lyanna Stark.
  • Hot-Blooded: Many members of this family seem to be passionate with big personalities.
  • Irony: House Baratheon is known for ultra-masculine men, with personalities as fierce as storms, bodies like brick houses, great battle commanders and warriors and the symbol of their a deer, a grass-eating, peace-loving deer.
    • Stags can be scary, you know.
    • Their sigil is more hinting at their aggressive, stubborn, head-in-first attitude, as charging stags with antlers can be quite brutal. This is already hinted at by the relationship and behaviour of the brothers and in fact the first thing Renly and Stannis do is butting heads. Not to mention that a stag gutted a grown direwolf at the beginning of the series. Also the stag is traditionally seen as the king of the forest and its antlers as a crown.
  • Large and in Charge: Another common Baratheon trait is a tall, broad, muscular build.
  • Large Ham: Even dating back to the times of House Durrandon, subtle they are not.
  • The Marvelous Deer: Sigil of their house.
  • Metallic Motifs
    • Robert is compared to the true steel (moreso before his loveless marriage and incompetent stint on the throne however, which left him somewhat rusty). Renly is compared to copper: flashy, shiny, but not much use. Stannis is compared to iron: hard and inflexible, but also brittle.
    • Silver is still marked with the Baratheon stag to remind everyone they're still second fiddle to House Targaryen whose dragon sigil is stamped on gold.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Its usually a good idea not to mess with someone with "(W)rath" in their last name.
  • Mysterious Past: It's rumored that Orys Baratheon was Aegon The Conqueror's bastard brother, but this has never been categorically confirmed. The surname Baratheon also has murky origins itself, as it might be either a surname, an epithet or an appellation from Dragonstone, the Crownlands or Valyria itself note . Other than Orys, there seems that there were no other Baratheons in existence before him or during his lifetime. Cementing their name with House Durrandon and officializing the house name only raised more unanswered questions.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Even more so than the Starks, there's a distinct lack of people in the Baratheon family; in fact Stannis and his daughter Shireen seem to be the only trueborn Baratheons left in the world. Ironic given how Robert has fathered so many children, with at least 8 confirmed bastards and as many as 16 illegitimate children, that his House may very well be in its twilight.
    • With very few exceptions, Shireen being one of them, the Baratheons seem to have a tendency to produce only one or two sons, just enough to continue the line.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis: The Baratheons had a crowned stag on their sigil before Robert Baratheon became king. This, they inherited from the Storm Kings of House Durrandon and it's symbolic of this heritage, not from King Robert's reign.note 
  • Pride: Oh yeah. With a hefty side order of Wrath.
  • Rated M for Manly: Let's see. Tall, dark, handsome and muscular men, with big personalities, passionate determinators with a long history of producing great warriors and military commanders. Oh, and the hereditary title of House Baratheon is the Stormlord. Yeah.
  • Revenge Before Reason: They are fiercely passionate about destroying those who are against them. Even Renly. But Joffrey, a full-on Lannister who tries to act like a Baratheon, takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The differences in the Baratheon brothers' priorities and temperament causes them big problems.
  • Smarter Than You Look: That boisterous Baratheon bruiser who looks like he likes nothing more than a good fight, a drink and a posse of mates to party with? Make the mistake of thinking that makes him thick, and he'll turn that around to bite you. Most in the family are actually damn intelligent and can fulfil the roles of Genius Bruiser or The Strategist when they so wish. Turning the charm on to make those mates of theirs dangerous is also an option for quite a few of them. Even if they may not always choose to do any of this. This pattern has a tendency of repeating in a number of variations down the line.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Baratheons are generally tall, muscular, dark haired with piercing blue eyes.
  • Warrior Prince: Stannis and Robert at least.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Robert, Stannis, and Renly. But Stannis especially.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: All Baratheons share the characteristic striking blue eyes of Argella Durrandon, the first Lady Baratheon.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It:: Everything the Baratheons have they got by killing someone else. Orys became Lord of Storm's End by killing the last Storm King, Robert became king by leading a revolt and Stannis gained the bulk of his army by killing his brother Renly.

The Baratheons of the Current Age

The three sons of Lord Steffon Baratheon and Cassana Estermont. Raised under wardenship and Maesters after their parents perished on a voyage back from Essos, the current Baratheons, Robert, Stannis and Renly are among the most influential members that have ever come from the noble house, as the three of them crowned themselves kings. They are noted for not being particularly fond of each other and for being extremely different in their personalities.

     King Robert Baratheon 

     Lord Stannis Baratheon 

     Lord Renly Baratheon 

King Renly Baratheon, the First of His Name

The King in Highgarden
"The Targaryens called Robert usurper. He seemed to be able to bear the shame. So shall I."

King Robert's youngest brother. He is Lord of Storm's End, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, and Master of Laws at the start of the series. A handsome, flashy and charismatic young man, he is very popular with the common people. Later, Renly refuses to support either his nephew Joffrey's claim to the throne or his brother Stannis's rebellion, and declares himself King since that he has the largest army in Westeros thanks to his alliance with the Tyrells.
  • The Ace: Appears this way to the public, being handsome and charismatic. He's quite a Sleazy Politician, however.
  • Agent Peacock: Not to the extent of Loras Tyrell, but Renly is noted to have one of the most expensive and fancy wardrobes in the series, which is part of the vain, charming, and carefree image he uses to gain so much support.
    Littlefinger: Lord Renly spends more on clothing than half the ladies of the court.
    Renly: There are worse crimes. The way you dress for one.
  • Appeal to Force: When all's said and done, his claim to the throne boils down to "I have a big army". As Renly notes, this is not an argument without historical precedence.
  • At Least I Admit It: It's implied that Renly feels something like this about his status as a usurper when compared to Stannis. Renly doesn't seem to buy Stannis's accusation of Cersei's children being bastards, and views both himself and his brother as equally wrong from a legal standpoint in claiming the throne. Based on this, he seems to think Stannis is a hypocrite for trying to mask his intentions with the story of being Robert's legal heir, and dismisses Stannis's accusations of Renly betraying him as baseless, since the actual allegiance he's betraying is to Joffrey.
  • Attention Whore: According to Maester Cressen, Renly has loved being in the spotlight since he was a child.
    It was just the sort of notion that would appeal to Renly Baratheon; a splendid new order of knighthood, with gorgeous new raiment to proclaim it. Even as a boy, Renly had loved bright colors and rich fabrics, and he had loved his games as well. "Look at me!" he would shout as he ran laughing through the halls of Storm's End. "Look at me, I'm a dragon," or "Look at me, I'm a wizard," or "Look at me, look at me, I'm the rain god."
    The bold little boy with wild black hair and laughing eyes was a man grown now, one-and-twenty, and still he played his games. Look at me, I'm a king, Cressen thought sadly.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted; the "ghost of Renly" that helped drive back Stannis' forces in A Clash of Kings was just Loras' brother Garlan, wearing Renly's armor.
  • Badass Boast:
    Renly: Tyrell swords will make me king. Rowan and Tarly and Caron will make me king, with axe and mace and warhammer. Tarth arrows and Penrose lances, Fossoway, Cuy, Mullendore, Estermont, Selmy, Hightower, Oakheart, Crane, Caswell, Blackbar, Morrigen, Beesbury, Shermer, Dunn, Footly... even House Florent, your own wifeís brothers and uncles, they will make me king. All the chivalry of the south rides with me, and that is the least part of my power. My foot is coming behind, a hundred thousand swords and spears and pikes. And you will destroy me? With what, pray? That paltry rabble I see there huddled under the castle walls? Iíll call them five thousand and be generous, codfish lords and onion knights and sellswords. Half of them are like to come over to me before the battle starts. You have fewer than four hundred horse, my scouts tell me-freeriders in boiled leather who will not stand an instant against armored lances. I do not care how seasoned a warrior you think you are, Stannis, that host of yours wonít survive the first charge of my vanguard.
  • Big Good: Renly's followers see him as this. They seem mostly unaware of what nasty piece of work he really was.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A charismatic charmer in public, a sleazy Jerkass in private. Though Brienne considers him a kind and good man for his treatment of her, even letting her join his Rainbow Guard, Renly mocked her appearance behind her back. It's also possible Renly knew of Joffrey's illegitimacy, meaning that Stannis is Robert's rightful heir, but refuses to acknowledge its truth because Renly wants to be King.
  • Bling of War: He's as bad as Loras when it comes to decorative armor, wearing a suit of enameled green armor and helmet, which has intricate golden antlers that can't possibly be any use in a fight.
  • Cain and Abel: Renly and his older brother Stannis are mortal enemies, though neither one is truly "good" or "evil". However Renly happily talks about killing his brother and shows no remorse at this. After his death Stannis is clearly upset, and it is ambiguous how much Stannis knew of his role in Renly's death.
  • Character Death: He is assassinated by one of Melisandre's shadow-assassin-baby things.
  • The Charmer: As is noted above, people like him. His ability to draw people to him is a big part of what makes him a major contender for the Iron Throne.
  • Corrupt Politician: As Master of Laws, he was the Seven Kingdoms' chief lawman and judge. He is also a usurper who knowingly broke the laws of succession.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a mocking sense of humor.
  • Deconstruction: Of The Charmer. His charisma leads the Stormlords and Reachmen to support his claim based on superficial reasons, rather than following the law or assessing his competence as a war leader or administrator. The result is that the war against the Lannisters is fatally undermined because the Stormlands and Reach are riven by factionalism.
  • Disc One Final Boss: By the end of the first book, Renly commanded an enormous war host larger than all other armies on the continent put together. It didn't last very long.
  • Dumb Is Good: He believes it is; at one point, he claims reading is for maesters.
  • Hanging Separately: With Eddard in the first book, and with his elder brother in the second book.
  • Heir Club for Men: If he heeded to the rules of succession, he is behind Joffrey, Tommen and Stannis in line to the throne; if he had recognized Stannis as the heir, he would have been second in line (Stannis even offers him the position as his heir). He said screw that!, and crowned himself king regardless.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Renly and Loras Tyrell had a sexual relationship. It was handled subtly, because most Westerosi feel that it's not their business what (or who) Renly's doing on the side, and Word of Gay was necessary before some fans would believe it.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: At the end of A Clash of Kings and in A Storm of Swords, Renly is elevated this by the winning Tyrell-Lannister coalition, playing up the Ghost of Renly angle at the end of the Battle of Blackwater. The song "Lord Renly's Ride" is even performed at King Joffrey's wedding, never mind the inconvenience of Renly actually contesting Joffrey's claim as well as Stannis or that he's casually reduced to "Lord" Renly when Margaery, bride at Joffrey's wedding, was his Queen.
  • Hunk: Frequently described as a younger Robert: Handsome, as well as "tall and powerfully made". Although he was never as tall nor as muscular as Robert was in his prime.
  • Hypocrite: He thinks he'd be a kind and good King, even though he was starving hundreds of thousands of people into submission.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender: Renly's followers still believe he could have been a great king. Whether or not this is true is debatable.
  • It's All About Me: Shades of this. His quest for kingship did not necessarily improve things.
  • Jerkass: He based his claim to the Iron Throne on mere technicalities and by having a sharp tongue. Also, acts unpleasantly in private, mocking Brienne of Tarth behind her back, and in his negotiations with Stannis spends a lot of time mocking him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He could have just easily trampled over Stannis had there been a battle. Later, most of his troops turn to Stannis when his flimsy claim was inconveniently cut short by his untimely assassination.
  • Kick the Dog: He mocked Shireen's appearance often, even before coming into conflict with Stannis over the Iron Throne. And he mocks Brienne behind her back, even though he made her a Kingsguard because he sees she is loyal. Later during his negotiations with Stannis he repeats the rumor that Patchface is Shireen's father, knowing that it will annoy his brother.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Loras.
  • Might Makes Right: When discussing the legitimacy of his claim, he's quick to point out that he's got the biggest army.
    Catelyn: Let the three of you call for a Great Council...Let the assembled lords of the Seven Kingdoms choose who shall rule them.
    Renly: ...tell me, my lady, do direwolves vote on who should lead the pack?..the time for talk is done. Now we see who is stronger.
  • Nice to the Waiter: One of his better qualities and reasons for his in-universe popularity.
  • Pet the Dog: His treatment of Brienne.
    • Subverted somewhat when Loras reveals that he'd comment on how grotesque he found her in private. Unlike other nobles, Renly does realize her Undying Loyalty makes her valuable as a bodyguard.
      • To be fair, Renly doesn't actually call her grotesque, rather that is Loras' description of her. Instead, Renly only privately admits to holding to the societal view of female warriors.
  • Pride: His biggest flaw.
    Renly: I have it in me to be a great king, strong yet generous, clever, just, diligent. Loyal to my friends and terrible to my enemies, yet capable of forgiveness, patient-
    Catelyn: -humble?
    Renly, laughing: You must allow a king some flaws, my lady.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He based his claim on his very powerful and influential friendship with the Tyrells and the vassal houses of the Stormlands; granted, his offer was so attractive that he even brought people from the Vale into the fold. One of his main arguments is that Stannis would make a terrible king altogether, offering himself as a better choice and usurping his brother's claim.
  • Secret Relationship: With Loras, which they can't reveal due to prejudices against it. Several characters are hinted at knowing about it.
  • Sleazy Politician: Is one at heart, although he doesn't appear like one.
  • Straight Gay: Although this isn't known to the public at large.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He argues that he owes no loyalty towards Stannis, nor anyone should either, even when Stannis almost died keeping him alive during the Siege of Storm's End... that very siege that was held by the Tyrells.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Stannis misses him for the boy he was and not the man he became.
  • The Usurper: Renly has no real legal claim on the Iron Throne, which he acknowledges and accepts, but his belief that Might Makes Right drives him to fight for it anyway.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Renly is remembered as a kind and heroic Lord who came back from the dead to save the Seven Kingdoms from his brother even though he was really just a vain and scheming figure who was impersonated after his death. Brienne still thinks of him as a good King, overlooking his unpleasant qualities.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Like most Westerosi, Renly has Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions and dismisses Melisandre's power. Boy, was he wrong.
  • Yes-Man: His only role in the small council seemed to have been to just go along with whatever his brother wanted.
  • Young Conqueror: How he fancied himself.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Tried to invoke this trope against Stannis. Robb Stark points out why this is fundamentally absurd in the context of Westerosi society:
    Robb Stark: Heís Robertís younger brother. Bran canít be Lord of Winterfell before me, and Renly canít be king before Lord Stannis.

King Robert's Bastards

Robert Baratheon is known to have fathered - according to Maggy the Frog's prophecy - a total of sixteen bastards, though only one has been acknowledged. Varys admits to knowing of eight. Five have been seen by point of view characters, while two others have been mentioned only in passing. Because of how Eddard words Robert's will, Cersei begins a campaign to kill all of Robert's bastards, but Tyrion stops it after an ugly scene with Barra's mother fighting to protect the baby.

    Tropes Related to King Robert's Bastards. 
  • Boisterous Bruiser: All of the grown bastards shown in the story are said to have an inclination towards fighting and have the physical build to show it. Edric Storm in particular is as boisterous as his father is.
  • Heroic Bastard: All of Robert's bastards seen so far are somewhere on the heroic side of things, being pleasant people who often show concern for others.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Much unlike Robert's "trueborn" sons, all the bastards are shown to have striking Baratheon features. They are also very friendly and easygoing.

     Ser Gendry of the Hollow Hill 

     Mya Stone 

Mya Stone
"I never fall."

The eldest of Robert's bastards, conceived whilst he was being fostered in the Vale. She serves as a guide on the rocky climb from the Vale to the Eyrie, leading trains of mules. She interacts with Alayne Stone (who in truth is a disguised Sansa Stark) during her stay there.

For the House Arryn entry see here.

For the main Vale entry see here.
  • The Beastmaster: She's extremely skilled with mules and has trained them to repeatedly climb up and down the dangerous path from the Vale to the Eyrie. Lothor Brune even describes her as being "half-mule herself."
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her Baratheon black hair is cropped short.
  • Brainy Brunette: Though naive when it comes to the ways of love, she is an expert in her job.
  • Cool Big Sis: She becomes one of the female confidants to the 6-7 years younger Alayne.
  • Foil: It's a strong sign that Sansa is rethinking past rivalries when she starts actively admiring many traits so similar to Arya's she finds in Mya. Not to mention openly liking a bastard-born girl for the things that are admirable about her and ignoring the Bastard bit: gone are the days where she'd turn to polite ice near Jon simply for his being a Snow.
  • For Want of a Nail: Robert had the firm intention of bringing Mya back to King's Landing and taking care of her, but Cersei implied that she would order the child harmed if he did so. As such, Mya was left in The Vale, and Robert would not attempt to bring any more of his bastards henceforth.
  • Heroic Bastard: There really isn't much meanness to this lass, whatever her background. In fact, she's very grounded, if a touch naive.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As Robert's child she inherits his blue eyes. Catelyn even mentions in A Game of Thrones how her innocent and happy dreams of love and marriage remind her of Sansa.
  • Innocence Lost: Said innocence however is gone, when her love, Mychel, is forced to marry a highborn lady and leaves her heartbroken.
  • Invisible Parents: Her mother is mentioned a few times but never seen. The mother isn't even given a name, and it isn't stated whether or not she's alive during the story's events.
  • Nice Girl: A little brisk at times, but you certainly don't get Jerkass vibes from her at all. She's doing it to keep you on the straight and narrow. Literally.
  • Parental Abandonment: Mya has memories of spending time with Robert when she was young, but then he disappeared from her life and never showed interest in her again (though he was strong-armed into doing so -see For Want of a Nail). This doesn't seem to bother her too much, at first. Later when Alayne and Myranda are descending from the Eyrie she describes her childhood memories of her father playing with her with great bitterness. It's eventually revealed that Robert wanted to bring her to court but Cersei threatened to kill her if he did.
  • Plucky Girl: So very much. Best emphasized by this quote:
    Mya: A stone is a mountain's daughter. I trust my father, and I trust my mules. I won't fall.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Invoked. Alayne deems that Mya would look gorgeous in a dress.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: In her late teens she was deeply in love with Mychel Redfort.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: She and Mychel Redfort had feelings for each other, despite his being a highborn knight and she a baseborn commoner (especially since Robert never officially recognized her). When Catelyn meets her in AGOT, Mya is practically giggling with happiness. Lord Horton, of course, had no intention of allowing his son to marry a commoner, much less a bastard, and so he forced Mychel to marry Ysilla Royce, daughter of Bronze Yohn. When Alayne later meets Mya on her way to the Vale, the older girl is much quieter and sadder, as befits a broken heart.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She has the requisite black hair and blue eyes of the Baratheon line.
    • And, if Lothor Brune's comment is any indication, she got a decent enough wedge of the family stubbornness to tide her over. She's also strong, athletic and prefers to be physically active, which are other inherited traits.
  • Tomboy: She prefers stereotypically masculine clothing and keeps her hair short.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Alayne's Girly Girl.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Alayne is convinced that she would be even prettier if she dressed in gowns instead of breeches.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Alayne remarks on how striking her eyes are.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: For the culture she lives in.

     Edric Storm 

Edric Storm

"My father taught me to fight."

One of the bastard sons of King Robert, Edric grew up at Storm's End. Robert acknowledged him, mostly because his mother is Delena of House Florent, and bastards that are of noble blood on both sides are a bit more acceptable. Edric was taken in by Stannis in Clash of Kings after he takes over Storm's End, and he has since then become friends with Shireen Baratheon, daughter of his uncle Stannis and his aunt Selyse.
  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: Edric Storm. C'mon.
  • The Charmer: At such a young age, too. According to Stannis he got it from his dad.
  • Drop the Hammer: He was given a miniature warhammer like Robert's for his nameday.
  • Human Sacrifice: Melisandre wanted to use him as a sacrifice because of his royal blood.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Edric is one of the many bastards of King Robert, but he is the only recognized one and the only one born out of a noblewoman; as such, he is the highest-born bastard in Westeros.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Edric is described as having a personality resembling Robert and Renly.
  • Meaningful Name: In-Universe and Lampshaded by Stannis:
    Stannis: Was there ever a name so apt? It proclaims his bastardy, his high birth, and the turmoil he brings with him.
  • Nominal Importance: Davos is unnerved when Stannis doesn't address his name and calls him "Edric Storm" as often as possible when speaking of him.
  • Only Friend: He's Shireen Baratheon's only friend (if you leave out Patchface.)
  • Parental Abandonment: Subverted. Robert not involved in the lives of most of his bastards (he doesn't even know about most of them), but not Edric.
  • Put on a Bus: Davos and the King's Men have him whisked away from Dragonstone and taken to Lys in Essos with several knights for protection in order to prevent Melisandre from sacrificing him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Not only does he bear the classic Baratheon looks with black hair, blue eyes, and athletic build, he has the prominent ears inherited from his Florent mother. Ouch.
    • Considering who their parents are, he should actually look similar to Shireen minus the greyscale... Of course, he has the slight "advantage" of being born a male to try pulling those ears off.



"I'm named Bella. For the battle. I bet I could ring your bell, too. You want to?"

Bella is a prostitute at a brothel called the Peach in Stoney Sept. She claims that Robert is her father, and seems to have inherited the king's legendary sex drive.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Averted with Gendry, who she propositioned when he came to the Peach.
  • Hero of Another Story: Bella and Gendry met without any knowledge that they are half-siblings. They both brushed off their encounter.
  • Meaningful Name: Claims she was named for the Battle of the Bells, during which she was conceived. "Bella" could also be the feminine form of "battle" in Latin. It also means "beautiful", as befitting her profession.
  • Son of a Whore: Bella's mother was a prostitute at the Peach when Robert hid before the Battle of the Bells.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Bella has the thick black hair of the Baratheons. Arya notes that her hair is like Robert's and Gendry's. She also seems to have inherited Robert's easy, down-to-earth charm and lustful disposition.
  • Unproblematic Prostitution: Bella gives off the impression of being completely happy in her line of work and seems disappointed when Gendry doesn't respond to her advances before moving on to another customer who she giggles with.



Barra is the bastard daughter of King Robert and a prostitute from Chataya's brothel in King's Landing. The child is an infant with thin, dark hair. She is said to resemble Mya Stone as a child. She is killed by the Gold Cloaks under Cersei's orders.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Subverted. The City Guard has very little qualms with killing her in spite of being a baby.
  • Kick the Dog: She and her mother are completely defenseless against the City Guard and pose no inherent threat to anyone. They are still killed in Chataya's brothel.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ned Stark argues that she looks like Mya Stone as a baby.